Feb 02, 2013 - 5:38 pm
I have stage IIIB colon cancer and started chemo 2 months ago, 4 treatments so far.I am an accomplished artist and was making good money until this all started. Since last treatment on Monday the neuropathy gets worse with each treatment and I am afraid my art career is over. I had neuropathy before the chemo but now it is so bad I can't hold a pencil or paint brush without pain. Doctors don't seem to want to say kiss your art work goodby and just keep beating around the bush. Has anyone one had any improvement after chemo and if so how long before you saw the inprovement? I have packed away all my art supplies and just sit around now doing nothing at all. I am 65 and by myself so just trying to take care of myself is a big job on it's own and my hands have so much pain just picking up a eating utensil is painful so I just don't eat.
Looking forward to see what others have experienced with neuropathy and hoping ther is som hope I will someday be able to do my artwork again.